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Clayton Area and Community Information:

real estate for sale Clayton, NCClayton is approximately 17 miles southeast of Raleigh. Those who want large homes can ask a Clayton real estate agent to help them find Clayton NC homes with six bedrooms. Families can purchase houses with several bedrooms close to parks and schools. One-bedroom condos and two-bedroom houses are available for people who are interested in small Clayton homes for sale. There are Clayton properties on more than four acres of land for those who want plenty of space outdoors. View property for sale in Clayton, NC


Clayton's earliest settlers moved to the area in the late 18th century. The community was named Stallings' Station when the railroad was built through the area in the 1850s. The railroad depot was in the Stallings home. The community's name was changed to Clayton several years later, and it was incorporated in 1869. The town's population decreased after the Civil War. It increased after the railroad was extended through the area. Businesses established in the town at that time included cotton mills and tobacco warehouses. Clayton was a primary market for tobacco and cotton at the beginning of the 20th century. The town's population grew slowly between 1930 and 1970. Large companies moved to the area during the 1970s, and Clayton's population grew rapidly.

New residents of Clayton homes can learn more about their town's history at

Parks and Recreation

People who enjoy the outdoors can ask a Clayton Realtor to help them find homes for sale in Clayton near the city's parks. Municipal Park has a playground, a picnic shelter, a basketball court and a tennis court. Bicyclists can ride on a trail at Legend Park or on the Sam's Branch Greenway. This paved trail for bicyclists and pedestrians is 10 feet wide. It connects to a section of the North Carolina Mountains-to-Sea Trail that runs along the Neuse River.

Adults who enjoy sports can play soccer or softball. Middle school and high school students can play baseball.

Owners of real estate in Clayton can learn more about the town's parks at

Attractions and Activities

A Clayton home buyer who plays golf may want to buy a home near a golf club. The Neuse Golf Club has an 18-hole course. The Riverwood Golf Club has a 27-hole course, and free golf clinics for members. Information about Clayton's golf clubs is available at

People who have purchased Clayton real estate can attend concerts and plays at The Clayton Center. The center's website is

Museums in Raleigh less than 20 miles from Clayton include the North Carolina Museum of History and the Marble Kids Museum. A list of museums in Raleigh is available at


Owners of Clayton NC real estate can attend annual events such as the Clayton Harvest & Music Festival in September. Festival attendees can enjoy carnival rides and live entertainment. Fireworks, free ice cream and a concert are part of the fun at the Independence Day Celebration on the Fourth of July. Information about annual events in Clayton is available at
Beth Hines
Beth Hines
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